Vacuum truck sludge water is water that has been sucked up using a vacuum truck, but where there is often limited knowledge about the composition of the water. However, it often involves suspended substances, oxygen-consuming substances, phosphorus, and perhaps transition metal ions.
Typical reductions of different categories of substances are presented below:
• Suspended solids: 90+%
• Oxygen-consuming substances (BOD/COD/TOC): 30%
• Nutrients – Phosphorus: 90+ %
• Transition metal ions: 90+ %